As with any career, it takes time spent in the outdoors-leading trips, hiking trails and canoeing rivers-to feel comfortable about the terrain. As an Outward Bound Instructor, I studied youth development, knots, maps, read books on hiking, learned about... READ MORE
I was planning for an Outward Bound summer. To be working with groups of teens and living in the woods for long stretches of time. To have a home in Western North Carolina and to be employed. I had... READ MORE
Fabi Pereira is a surfer, sailor, sea kayaker, rock climber and backpacker. She’s also an adventurous Outward Bound Instructor from Brazil who works for the Outward Bound School in Maine. Fabi has led Outward Bound expeditions in Brazil, in... READ MORE
Near the end of a recent 20-day course, my crew of young men were worn out from a day’s worth of canoeing. It was a cloudy night, and the moonlight was nonexistent. We spent several more hours paddling with... READ MORE
How much does an outdoor educator really sleep? It’s a fair question, especially when there’s no ability to “clock out” while you’re in the wilderness. As an outdoor educator, you’re working until the expedition is over or until another... READ MORE
You finished your first Outward Bound course. Congratulations! Now you can’t wait to go on your next one, right? Maybe you took a classic course as a high school student, and you’re looking to continue your journey of self-discovery. What... READ MORE
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